Ramsey’s future with the Los Angeles Rams is murky after one of the NFL’s rising receiving targets personally asked for his services.
From the City of Angels to the Motor City? Jalen Ramsey’s far from the fast lane when it comes to making such a decision.
The Los Angeles Rams defender responded to a de facto recruiting pitch from Detroit Lions receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown on Twitter.
While Ramsey is aware that Detroit could be stitching up a Honolulu blue jersey for him, he made it clear that he’s not ready to make any definitive move on his future just yet, even if it means reuniting with fellow Los Angeles alum Jared Goff.
“Much love to (Goff) and (St. Brown),” Ramsey declared, closing his comments with a laughing emoji. “(I) tried my hardest to get y’all in them playoffs this year. I won’t comment on my future tho. We shall see.”
Ramsey’s “playoffs” comment refers to the Rams’ ultimately futile attempt to defeat the Seattle Seahawks in Week 18 of the 2022-23 regular season. Had the Rams stopped Seattle, Detroit would’ve earned its first playoff berth since 2016.
Despite extending their playoff drought to six years (third-longest in the NFL behind the New York Jets and Denver Broncos), the Lions earned a winning record and boosted their win total by six in the second year of the Dan Campbell era.
As such, breakout seasons from Goff and St. Brown, and several other talents that contributed to a 7-2 stretch to close out the year, have made Detroit a trendy off-season destination.
Only adding to the Lions’ hopeful future is the fact they own the Rams’ 2023 first-round pick gained through the trade that exchanged Goff and Matthew Stafford, which sits in the sixth slot after Los Angeles’ brutal title defense went haywire.
Ramsey’s future with the Rams was muddled long before St. Brown publicly reached out but there’s no doubt that the Lions are one of the teams that would benefit most in the event of a divorce with Los Angeles.
Despite a strong rookie campaign for second-overall pick Aidan Hutchinson, the Lions ranked dead last in defense and 30th in yards allowed through the air. Hutchinson and Kerby Joseph were the only defenders to record more than one interception and Detroit went 1-4 when allowing 30 points or more.
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags
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